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Status: Archived
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Closed: Aug 2015
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OS: Windows
Pri: 2
Type: Bug

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If TZ variable is set on Windows, Chrome shows incorrect time zone

Reported by, Apr 30 2012

Issue description

Chrome Version       : 18.0.1025.162
OS Version: 6.1 (Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2)
URLs (if applicable) :
Other browsers tested:
Add OK or FAIL after other browsers where you have tested this issue:
Safari 5:
Firefox 4.x:
IE 7/8/9:

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Set the TZ environment variable to a string like "America/New_York"
2. Run Chrome
3. Go to debugging console; type "new Date()"

What is the expected result?
Mon Apr 30 2012 16:39:36 GMT-0400 (Eastern Daylight Time)

What happens instead?
Mon Apr 30 2012 21:38:50 GMT+0100 (Eastern Standard Time) 
... which makes little sense.

If I set the TZ variable to nonsense, like "foo," I get something different but also nonsensical:
Mon Apr 30 2012 20:42:46 GMT+0000 (Eastern Standard Time)

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UserAgentString: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/535.19 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/18.0.1025.162 Safari/535.19

Cygwin, for example, sets the TZ environment variable for UNIX compatibility reasons, so Chrome functions incorrectly when launched from a Cygwin process that has not unset TZ.

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Comment 1 by, Mar 10 2013

Labels: -Area-Undefined
This works on Firefox on Windows as well as it does on Chrome on Mac OS X (and possibly Linux).
Status: Archived
Archiving unconfirmed issues, which have not been modified (commented on, updated, etc...) in over 2 years.

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